25 May – 2 June 2019
Admission free, drop in


Play, build and design at the museum this May half term. Meet artists and designers for playful workshops and activities coinciding with the Playing with Buildings display and London Festival of Architecture.

Family Workshops:

Build Me Up!
25 May – 2 June 2019, 11.00 (120mins)
£10 per child, Ages 4+
Take the places you know and transform them into a fantastical wearable cityscape. Be part of our moving cityscape and transform yourself into a playful building.

Place of Play
25 May – 2 June 2019, 11.00 (120mins)
£10 per child, Ages 7+
What makes a place fun to be in? Experiment with different building bits and build your own playful place to take home. A mixture of design and model making activities.

Booking opens soon

Booking information:
– Children need to be accompanied by adults during the workshop. At least 1 adult per 4 children, but no more than 1 adult per 1 child.
– Please note that we cannot accommodate younger children without tickets in the workshop room.
– We are not able to offer refund or exchange for these workshop tickets.

Free drop-in activities:

Cardboard Communities
1 – 2 June 2019, 11.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00
Free, drop in, all ages
Parks, a town square or libraries…what makes a city a great community? Come and join us for a weekend of designing and building an ever-changing cardboard cityscape on the museum’s central hall.
Part of London Festival of Architecture 2019

More free drop-in activities will take place throughout 25 May – 2 June, including arts & crafts and storytelling sessions. Full programme available soon.